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DomonKassui #1611
Blood Shard Prices(1)Category: GeneralSeptember-23-2014 12:01 PM PDT (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
I'm ok with Blood Shard prices going up with increased chance of legendary going up to compensate.
Fewer trips back and forth between Blacksmith and Kadala.

However, the cost of rare crafting materials required to reroll / craft items should also be lowered to compensate, otherwise this is going to be a net nerf to our ability to reroll and craft items.
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Travis Day
Blood Shard Prices(6)September-23-2014 12:11 PM PDT (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Hey there I see a lot of threads popping up on this topic so I wanted to stop in for a visit and explain the changes. The Kadala change is primarily meant to be a quality of life change for players. Having to fill up your inventory and run back and forth to the blacksmith could be a mildly cumbersome experience and we wanted to improve that. All items on Kadala had their cost increased, when this was done the chance for her to give you items was also increased but by more than the cost justified. For the same number of shards as before players will now walk away with 1/3 more legendary items.

Since we wanted this change to be purely better for players and we know that many people get their crafting materials from Kadala we also decided to add a lot of extra crafting reagent drops to Greater and normal Rift Guardians. The overall impact should be that you are getting roughly the same amount of crafting materials, except instead of getting primarily yellow mats like Kadala gives you, the mats on the Guardians could be white, blue, or yellow. This should help even out the quantities of assorted material types instead of flooding players with just one type like Kadala was inclined to do.

We will continue keeping on eye on all the effects of the changes. If we find that these changes had any meaningful negative impact on the ability for players to generate crafting materials we will make further tuning adjustments to the amount of material dropped by Rift Guardians.

TLDR - You get more items than you used to!
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Travis Day
Blood Shard Prices(34)September-23-2014 12:25 PM PDT (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
For clarity since my phrasing is losing people. Blood shard costs are 5x higher, to keep the same reward per shard I raised drop rates by 5x as well. Then after that I further raised the legendary chance by another 33%. The chance to get a legendary from Kadala is now 10%. Since the system is random players will inevitably go on streaks but over the course of time all players move towards the average and that average is now 33% more items than before.

On the crafting mat side, the material drops are random so its possible for players to find white, blue, or yellow mats in varying quantities. If you see 1 Veiled Crystal on a kill that doesn't mean every kill drops 1.
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